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Spicy Mamra

3 Apr

Karam Maramaralu.

Garlic and red chiles are fried in oil till aromatic and are finely crushed with help of fingers. Puffed rice / mamra is briefly roasted and mixed with prepared spice mixture along with roasted peanuts. Serve spicy puffed rice as a tea time snack.
Makes: 2 Cups of Spicy Mamra.


Puffed Rice 2 Cups
Garlic 2 Cloves
Whole Red Chiles 2
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Roasted Peanuts 2 tbsps
Curry Leaves 10
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and slice the garlic.
Remove stems and bread red chiles into small pieces.
Briefly roast the puffed rice in a shallow pan and remove from heat.

Heat oil in a small pan, add garlic, red chiles and curry leaves.
Fry till garlic changes into light golden in color and red chiles darken a bit.
Remove from heat and cool the fried ingredients to room temperature.
Using fingers, crush them into small pieces along with sufficient salt.

In a mixing bowl, add puffed rice, roasted peanuts, crushed garlic, red chiles, turmeric powder and salt.
Mix everything thoroughly with help of hands and remove onto jar with a tight lid.
Serve spicy mamra as a snack.
Notes: Make sure not to burn any of the ingredients.

Suggestions: If the mamra is too spicy, mix in some plain mamra. If the puffed rice is not spicy enough, roast few more red chiles and mix with the mamra.
Variations: You can also add roasted gram, fried sago, sev, potato chips etc…
Other Names: Spicy Mamra, Karam Maramaralu.